The Knicks averted what could have been a devastating loss ahead of their showdown with the Heat. Instead, it was a feel-good victory that can carry into Thursday night’s nationally televised game
J.R. Smith is normally the guy watching Carmelo Anthony hit the game-winning shot, not the one knocking it down. But with Anthony nursing a lacerated finger, the Knicks turned to Smith for the last shot and the eight-year NBA veteran delivered.
With the NBA season kicking off on Wednesday, here’s my preview and ranking predictions for the 2012-2013 NBA season. This is how I see the Eastern Conference breaking down, and my season award winners.
The Bobcats sent a major buzz throughout the basketball universe last week by hiring St. John’s assistant Mike Dunlap as their head coach — and don’t be surprised if they make a splash of equal proportions on draft night.
CBS Sports Network analyst and former first-round pick Wally Szczerbiak joined CBS Local Sports to give perspective as to what the prospects are going through on the biggest night of their basketball lives.
Sources have confirmed that the budget at St. John’s is done for the next fiscal year and Lavin will have all of the monetary resources he needs to replace Dunlap on his staff with someone of the highest caliber.
“The Johnnies basketball family is ecstatic for Coach Dunlap’s opportunity. Mike’s selection as the Charlotte Bobcats’ head coach is a well-deserved honor,” Red Storm head coach Steve Lavin said in a statement.
Patrick Ewing is one of several candidates that the Charlotte Bobcats will interview for their head coaching vacancy, and the Hall of Fame center will meet with team officials next week, said people familiar with the situation.
J.R. Smith scored 22 points for the Knicks, who pulled away in the second half to clinch the Eastern Conference’s No. 7 seed and a first-round playoff matchup against No. 2 Miami beginning Saturday.
Deron Williams had 19 points and matched his season high with 14 assists and the New Jersey Nets snapped a five-game losing streak
The Nets fell to the Hornets on Saturday night as they blew a 13-point fourth quarter lead.
Kris Humphries had 20 points and 15 rebounds and the New Jersey Nets overcame an injury to Deron Williams to defeat the Charlotte Bobcats 83-74 Friday night.
Knowing coach Avery Johnson would be giving his team the day off if they won, Williams took matters into his own hands.
Deron Williams set a Nets’ franchise record with 57 points as New Jersey defeated the Bobcats, 104-101 on Sunday night.
The Knicks snapped a six-game losing streak behind a strong effort from Tyson Chandler, who had 20 points and 17 rebounds.